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'Rhythm Of The Rain'   

-  Label: 'White-Wolf Records'
-  Genre: 'Alt/Country' -  Release Date: '27th October 2017'

Our Rating:
With her gritty and slightly slurred vocals Nashville's own Amelia White is the personification of a well seasoned wine.

Mostly she sounds drunk (or at least a little tipsy) on emotion and sings as a woman who has become accustomed (resigned?) to modifying and reframing her dreams and desires.

There's a lived in quality to her songs, reflecting upon an often troubled personal history which she has already documented in previous albums - coping with life on the road, growing up gay and being estranged from her parents.

White apparently made this record in the four days between her Mother’s funeral and her own wedding although neither event is overtly mentioned in the songs.

Although dark clouds are never far away, her mood is largely affirmative with the sun being a recurring metaphor for hope even when it is setting or sinking.

Love and dreams provide much needed solace. On Supernova she sings “Sunshine coming through my window/I found something that I wanted…you”.

The title track begins with the spoken word instruction "Don't think too much, people" but after revealing that "I get down on my knees and let the tears roll down my face" it's fair to assume she's not an expert of following this homely advice.

The final two tracks - True Or Notand Let The Wind Blow - are more politically charged than hedonistic and give further causes for concern.

Ranging from small town blues to big world views, White covers a lot of ground in 32 minutes. While she confirms the age-old platitude that into every life a little rain must fall there are more than enough sunny spells to help keep the spirits up.

Amelia White's website
  author: Martin Raybould

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WHITE, AMELIA - Rhythm Of The Rain